Archive for October, 2015

Results Chain Approach Validated by Scottish Paper on Research Uptake and Impact

The results chain approach and content found in most of the articles published on the PMN web site – dating back decades (see for a retrospective results chain illustration of the acceptance of reach and results chains – as contributed to by PMN work) continue to gain acceptance.  Sarah Morton of the University of Edinburgh shows what she has called  a ‘research grounded contribution framework’,  using a model that S. Montague and PMN have been using for some time now (see link above) – as evidenced by the references in the PMN library.

For a link to a free PDF of the Morton study see:  Morton, S. (2015). “Progressing research impact assessment: A ‘contributions’ approach.” Research Evaluation available at – check out Figure 1 and then Tables 1-3. They should look familiar!